As someone who has a focus on the future success of his company, Joe recognises the importance of having professionally trained staff and apprentices working for your business. EMDD have sourced funding from CITB for various training courses and apprenticeships for their staff, managing to do so for the whole team at a neutral cost to the business.
They are committed to training their employees; from running up to 5 apprenticeships at a time so that newer operatives are brought to the correct industry level, to training courses for existing staff. More experienced skilled workers have also been able to update their qualifications so that they are at a new legal NVQ level, meaning all their operatives are compliant and can work safely on site.
Joe sees that by striving for continued training, they are not only ensuring the best future for their company, but will also improve the industry. In particular, he feels that investing in apprentices shows a commitment to their workers and also to the construction industry – promoting technical ability and safety awareness as a necessity. To him, CITB funding means that everything runs smoothly, everyone is trained to the correct level and is upskilled where necessary.
In working with CITB, EMDD has been able to:
- Obtain training grants and funding
- Train their apprentices with the correct skills
- Upskill and maintain skills of staff
- Update staff qualifications
- Ensure exemplary site safety through training